Filmmaker Guneet Monga Joins International Jury of Asia Pacific Screen Awards
By: WE Staff | Saturday, 15 October 2022
Guneet Monga, a multi-award-winning director, has been chosen to serve on the jury for the upcoming Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2022, which will be held on November 11.
Guneet is renowned for her role as a female producer who consistently supported movies with original plots, sought for new talent, and collaborated with emerging and first-time directors to tell original stories in dialects from all across India. The jury also chose the famed Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara, the celebrated Australian director Sophie Hyde, the Egyptian author Mohamed Hefzy, and the director and actor Numan Acar. The jury is a member of the global jury that chooses the winners of awards for things like Best Film, Screenplay, Cinematography, Performance, and Film.
On being selected as the jury, Guneet said, “I’m grateful to the members of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy to have considered and made me part of the jury for 2022. It’s an incredible initiative by the Academy in Australia and it gives me immense pleasure to be representing India. Our cinema is known to churn out incredibly high-quality films, and stories and I’m glad to be a representative of that in this large scheme of things globally”. s a component of the broader event, which runs from November 9 to November 13 in Gold Coast, Australia, the awards will take place on November 11.
Guneet has been a force to be reckoned with and a producer who has changed the game in Indian film. The Hollywood Reporter named her one of the top 12 women achievers in the global entertainment industry. One of the first producers from India to be admitted to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is Guneet, an Indian film producer who has been nominated for a BAFTA. She has been awarded the Global Media Makers scholarship by Film Independent and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State.